Aaaaaaaaaand in the category of new wares in our very own kitchen (I used to LOVE the fact that every episode, Julia Child would say, “And we’ll be doing it all, in my very own kitchen!”) is the Tramontina 5.5QT Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven.
From the stove to the table, this red enameled cast iron dutch oven cooks and presents new meals and old favorites with style. The exterior porcelain enamel finish is durable, scratch-resistant and looks lovely in your kitchen. Use it with any type of cooking range from gas, electric, ceramic glass to induction cook tops. Enameled cast iron cookware is renowned for its many cooking tasks, including the slow-cooking of soups, stews and meats, braising meats, baking, frying and much more. Cast-iron construction provides even heating and excellent heat retention. Most importantly, it is oven-safe up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
Here is a link to the company’s site (and more specifically, this product), though we got ours at Sears…so the link to the same product at Sears is also listed.
We have found many uses for this so far, in just a few weeks of ownership. M has made chilli; roasted winter vegetables (potatoes, parsnips, carrots, etc.); chicken nuggets (using the Dutch oven as a deep fryer), and he plans on Beef Burgundy as his next meal to be cooked in this marvelous pot!
*Cooking tip: when finished cooking meats in this, make sure to deglaze the pan by pouring some wine or broth or water (or a combo of any of them) into the bottom of the heated pot and scraping off all the gooey and crunchy bits stuck to the bottom to make a sauce. It’s where all the treasure lies!